- Exhibitors / Artists
Our policies are to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our attendees, guests, volunteers, and exhibitors while working in conjunction with federal, state, and local laws along with the policies of the Phoenix Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency.
Phoenix Comicon reserves the right to revoke the membership badge of anyone found in violation of these policies. Any violation which involves activities prohibited by law will result in notification of the proper authorities.
Service and assistance animals are permitted in all public areas and at all times. No other animals will be permitted in convention space.
As a licensed liquor establishment, the Phoenix Convention Center is governed by Arizona law which prohibits the possession of firearms at the Phoenix Convention Center by any person other than a law enforcement officer. Personal possession of firearms is therefore prohibited, including concealed and non-concealed firearms and weapons.
Please refer to the Phoenix Comicon Weapons Policy on our website for complete information about props/weapons.
Please see page 2 of the costume policy: HERE
All children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times.
Daily curfew hours for the city of Glendale are from 12am (midnight) to 5:30am for children under 18. Curfew hours apply seven days a week year round. Children that are on legitimate business authorized by a parent or guardian, or in the care and custody of another adult, are not in violation of the curfew ordinance. Glendale ordinance code (ORDINANCE 02-2006) places responsibility on parents and guardians to supervise their juvenile children and to take custody of them if they violate curfew.
Outside food and drink is prohibited with the exception of one 16.9oz water bottle per person. Food and drink will be available for purchase on site.
Phoenix Comicon is not liable for missing belongings. Lost and Found is located at the Phoenix Comicon Information Desk at the North Building lower level lobby.
There will be no distribution or fliers or other materials without prior approval of Phoenix Comicon. Fliers and other materials left in convention space without approval will be discarded.
Amplified music is prohibited in convention space.
Dancing is not permitted in the Exhibitor Hall at any time. Dancing is not permitted in hallways or walkways. If you would like to dance, please do so outside in an open area that does not disrupt convention activity.
For additional guidelines, please see the costume policy HERE
Phoenix Comicon is firmly committed to providing a positive experience free of discrimination and bias. Each attendee is personally responsible for maintaining such a environment. Phoenix Comicon prohibits any actions, words, jokes, or comments based on an individual’s race, sex, sexual preferences, ethnic background, age, religion, physical condition, or other legally protected characteristic. Any conduct or action, whether overt or subtle, which creates an offensive or hostile environment is prohibited and will be grounds for immediate disciplinary action.
Phoenix Comicon prohibits any harassment between volunteers, attendees, or guests on the basis of sex. No person, male or female, should be subjected to unsolicited or unwelcome sexual overtones and conduct, either verbal or physical. Misconduct applies to both males and females, and includes harassment between individuals of both sexes and the same sex. Any person who believes he or she is a victim of sexual or discriminatory harassment is encouraged to let the harasser know that his or her behavior is unwelcome. In addition, those who believe they have been harassed should immediately report the matter to Convention Security, Police or Phoenix Comicon Staff.
Phoenix Comicon supports the movement “Cosplay is not Consent” to empower fan convention costume enthusiasts (aka "cosplayers") to SPEAK OUT against inappropriate social behavior of a sexual and/or stereotypical nature for themselves and fellow fans... cosplay is NOT consent!
The culture of Cosplay is one of fun, creativity, and mutual respect. Unfortunately, not every fan adheres to the "respect" part. Cosplay is NOT Consent and cosplayers who dress in (sometimes) revealing costumes should not accept inappropriate behavior from their peers. Speak out, speak up, and help keep cosplay comfortable and fun!
You should make every attempt to gain direct consent on all photographs of cosplay, including all private photographers. All photographers, commercial and private, should refrain from taking secret photos or photos of cosplayers in compromised positions and should not take photos with the intent of commercialization without consent of the subject. Cosplayers love to have their photos taken, so just be polite and ask!